Moms can find it hard to find the quiet necessary for a quiet time. I find first thing in the morning is best—before my mind is whirling with the to do’s of the day. When the children were small, they had to stay in bed until 7 a.m. this allowed me quiet before that time. Morning is not the only time Jesus is available though. Some of my non-morning friends find nap time or after children are in bed at night to be better quiet for them.
Two key elements that have kept my quiet times alive and not dry are:
· Praying out loud
Journaling causes me to go from, “Oh, I like that that is good ” to "Lord, work that in my life.” As I journal I talk through what I am convicted of or beg God to change me to be like His Word teaches. The application I am writing about turns into the cry of my heart.
Praying out loud helps me to realize the relationship I have with my Savior. As I literally talk to Him, His presence becomes more real. It is easier for me to keep focused too, to complete my thoughts. When I put my thoughts into conversation, that I am both speaking and hearing, there is less distraction.
What is important is to meet with God; to tell Him everything and to listen. If you are feeling dry, try journaling and praying out loud. But most importantly, find the time, anytime for a quiet time.